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WAS HE BURIED ALIVE? [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
WAS HE BURIED ALIVE? The village of La Garde, In the De partment of Arlege, France, became greatly agitated by persistent reports that a retired Toulhouse police offl clal named Carol, who died last month, had been buried alive. The anu thoritles finally also became alarmed, and ordered an investigation, which established that the sexton of the graveyard where the body was buried, a mpan named Delpech, while filling in the grave, had been startled by tappings from the coflin. loe called a passer by, who also heard the noise. The family of the supposed dead man was then summoned, but, says Reuter, after waiting a long time without any repetition of the tapping the brother. in.law said that it was the sexton's Imagination, and that he was satis. fled that Carol was dead. He ordered the grave to be filled up, which was done, He who has many causes of joy must be very much in love with sor. row and peovishnells if he chooses to sit down on his little handful of thorns, When you're in th...
MOTOR CAR MONEY. EMPLOYER GIVES TO EMPLOYES [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
MOTOR OAR MONEY, EMPLOYER GIVES TO EMPLOYES An industrial experiment that is causing much controversy in the world's, press just now is that of Henry Ford, an American motor car manufacturer, who is distributing 10,000,000dol. of profits among his em. ployes, These profits are distributed in weekly portions in the pay envel opes of .the workers, and with the wages bring the ordinary worker over £1 per day. Detroit, wlero the Ford plant is situated, has been Inundated since the announcement was made with seekers after employment where the high wages are handed out, ac cordingly the payment of doube the ruling wage has had a most unsettling effect upon other employers' labor in the motor industry. Ford has highly specialised all operations in his fa'. tory, with the result that each man of the 15,000 employes has some small task allotted him, which practice en-. able him to perform at great speed; but the argument against this sys tem is that it tends to turn the man into a mere autom...
FROM PAPUA. WHITE WOMAN ON PATROL. TANGO NOT THERE YET. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
FROM PAPUA. WHITE WOMAN ON PATROL. TANGO NOT THERE YET. Mrs. Greenland, who is at present in Sydney, has spent just eight months in Papua on the MIambare River, in which division her husband was magi. strate. It is away up near the Ger.' man border, and the only other white woman lived 70 miles away! "But we knew each other quite well," Mrs. Greenland said, "although we actually met only three days ago, here in Sydney. They had plenty of eggs at the other station, and a na tive boy would often arrive with- a lit tle gift from my unseen friend. It seemed so strange meeting for the first time across a hotel dinner table, after having exchanged so many let. ters through native carriers." "What did you do all day?" "Well, in the morning I'd fuss round, thinking I was very busy with odds and ends, then I'd read, and on the station there is always something happening, so that time never hangs on our hands. You would hardly be. lleve that although I took out quite a stock of sewing, there ...
RISKY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
RISKY. .tor eyes flashed fire! A dangerous trick, When on her face The powder's thick -Detroit "Free Press," Her eyes flashed fire- lie was the gpme She p?At him out Her old time flame, Loa Angeles "Express." Her eyes flash fire He must avoid; lHis collar's made Of celluloid. Youngstown "Telegram
LITTLE GIRL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
LITTLE GIRL. You've a very narrow skirt, Little Girl. Are you sure it doesn't hurt, Little girl? That's a mincing little stride Whore the street is far and wide. Are you sure thero's room inside, Little girl? What will happen if you slip, Little girl? Aren't you fearful it will rip, Little girl? You would better take a sack, So if anything should crack, It would serve you coming back, Little girl. Lot the bottom out a bit, Little girl. It is much too tight a fit, Litttle girl. As the matter sadly stands, You'll be walking on your hands, And in that event-my lands! Little girl! -Colorado Tox.) "Rocord."
THE SCREAM SKIRT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
THE SCREAM SKIRT. A London paper has had to pau £500 for saying of a young lady's ball costume: "It's absolute transpar ency left little to the imagination, It was a bit of a scream . . ." The plaintiff gave evidence that the dress was made by an ordinary dressmaker, how, if it had been Miss Iottle Tan. and under her mother's supervision. go who got this "write-up" she would have sung: Mother knoew what the dress would show; If anyone knew it, Mother would know; And how to a ball a girl should go; The dress was a perfect dream, Yet did a Lonaon paper rude Adopt the critical attitude Of wowsers railing against the nude, And called It a bit of a Scream. These horried reporters ought to be Drowned in the depths of the Zuyder Zee; I know her name-it is C.A.T. She can gush and flatter and beam, But when in the office she takes her pen And stops her Jinks with reporter men She shows her own true colors then, She called it a bit of a scream. It may be there was the barest hin', Beneath the...
THE TOLL OF THE SEA. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
THE TOLL OF THE SEA. In spite of better construction, more accurate charts, and the improvoment of lighthouse service, the sea con. tinues to take an enormous annual toll in property and lives of those who traverse its surface, The marine disasters of 1913 amounted in money value to £7,000,000 in B3ritish-insured ships and cargoes that were totally lost. The above figures do not in. elude damages to ships and cargoes that were totally lost. The above figures do not includo damages to ships and cargoes that were not total losses; for these, the damages amount to over £6,000,000. I'
A CURIOUS GRAVE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
A CURIOUS GRAVE, In the old churchyard on the Miar. ienstrasse, which leads into the mar* ket-place of Hanover, there is a some. what remarkable grave, which affords a striking commentary on the van. Ity of human intentions. The grave contains, all that is left of a woman who was laid to rest more than 130 years ago, and the monument with which it is surmount. ed is of a very solid nature. The tra. dition runs that the dead woman was a beauty in her day, and that, fearing Lhat by some chance her grave might ,e opened, and the ravages of mortal. Ity exposed to view, she took every precaution to preserve the seal of the grave unbroken, The lnscription on the front of the pedestal runs as follows: "Henrietta Jullane Caroline von Ruling (nee Willlich). Born at Nlm. burg the 19th of January, 1750, died at Hanover the 15th of April, 1782. She gave three sons to Heaven, and having lived on earth as she now lives Above, was permitted to hasten to her Eternal Home." it the rearward face of t...
MOMENTS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
MOMENTS OF INTEREST. Most dogs get their full growth in one year. Sheep pastured on hillsides are near-sighted in one eye, The tongue of a wild animal Is Its doctor. The owl can see farther at night than any other bird or animal, It sometimes takes a year for the bite of a rat to heal up. The turtle lives to be at least fifty years old,. Sunflower seeds will attract rats where toasted cheese will fall, In getting its food at night a rab bit sometimes travels ton miles. A bull in a rage will become, quiet at rounds of a fiddle. The average boy of ten or twelve years travels twenty miles' in doing his playing on Saturdays. A fox can dig faster than a. boy with a spade. It is greater to fall brilliantly than to achieve a mediocre success. Re. member, when you fail to win, that the great thing is to have done your best. The charm of life is its uncertainty. When you feel lunclined to grumble at "ups and downs," remember that you would probably like a dead,.f8t, even existence still less...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. The Panama Canal, although not of. flcially opened, is already being used by ships, and waterborne traffic is passing through the canal, Thus, after ten years of labor and at a cost of over £80,000,000 the Atlantic and Pacific are united by a waterway with a minimum depth of.41 feet. The ad. vantages gained by countries upon the Pacific by the construction of the canal are of great value, and the shortening of many, trade routes is of infinite importance to the world In general. In centuries past the. Isthmus sent Rich galleons to ancient Spain, And later De Losseps the gold of France Poured out in her lap in vain, She seemed like a land of woe and death, Accursed by an evil star, Till the Yankee came, alert and game, To shovel at Panama,. The work is done and the way is clear, As the long wet roadway free Spanq out and weds Atlantic surf To the blue Pacific se.t, The steamers cast their shore lines off, As the great lock gates unbar, And a wonder new for the w...
Well Qualified. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
Well Qualified, The la.e Lord Young, at a civic gathering, asked who the gentleman with such a very red nose might be. "Oih! that's the now water engin. eor," was the answeor. "A most • judicious appointment," remarked Lord Young, "1 should say that's the man who could be trusted with any amount of water!" ' tive me your beliefs; I have doubts enough of my own," sald Goethe. Most people are in muu'; the same case where moroseness and gloom are concerned; they have quite enough of their own without being asked to help bear yours or mine, It isn't what he knows, but what he thinks he knows, that a man brags about; great talk generally means little knowledge. Try to make yourself a well-loved and popular member of the home circle, and the chances are that you will be popular with other people, too. When we give way to our tempers, our relations mlust sometimes wish, as Mrs, I'oyser did, that we could he "hatched over again and hatched dilf. ferent," The very best thintg worth living fo...
How Strange. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
How Strange. The other day a youth, who is rath er too fond of practical joking, sud. denly accosted a prefect stranger In the street, saying: "Excuse me, sir, but did you drop a sovereign? and he held out the coin mentioned between his thumb and finger. The man whom he addressed look. ed at the coin, put on an expression of surprise, and made a hurried search of his pockets. "Why, so I did," he answered, "and I hadn't missed it. Thank you," and he held out his hand. Instead of handing the coin to the man, however, the joker drew out a note book, and said: "I thought so." lie then took the name and address oi the loser, dropped the coin Into his own pocket and turned away. "Oh, I didn't find one," said the youth; "but it struck me that in a large city like this there must be a great deal of money lost, and upon inquiry I find you are the twenty first man who has lost a sovereolgn this' morning."
The Bull Didn't Know. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
The Bull Didn't Know. A story is told of a great Fnglish personage who thought everybody knew or ought to know hhnim., One day he was walking through a field when a cbull addressed him in an undertone, and Inado for him with Ilis head down and his horns in a position to rail~ him. lie was a Minister, a mau of dignity and of political power. But he ran. He ran purprisingly well. He ran bet ter titan ever he did for ollice, and he got to the fence first. He clambered over, out of breath and dignity, and found the owner of the bull contem plating the operation. "What do you mean, sir," asked the Irate statesman, "by having an infur iated animal like that roaming over, ,the field?" "Well, 1 suppose the bull has some right In the field," said the farmer. "Right? Do you know who I am, sir?" gasped the baronet. The farmer shook his head, "I am the Right Honorable Sir- " "Then why on earth didn't you tell the bull?" said the farmer.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
NEW SCHOOL FOR PRESTON. TO THE' EDITOR. Sir,-.I have been requested by the Preston Progress Associai in to con voy, through your columns, their sincere thanks to Mr. J. G. Membrey, M.L.A., in obtaliiing a State school for the west riding.-Yours, &c., W. S. MCDONALD, President Preston Progress Association. For Chronic Chest Complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1/6. Telephone, Northcoto 286 Carl Oldenburg, Saddle, Harness and Collar Manufacturer, 3615 IIGHI ST., NOIRTIICOTE, Wo have a full stock of IIarness and Saddles, Now and Secondhand. All oountry orders are promptly attended to, First Prices at Local Shows. Wood's Great Peppermint (Cur'e, F'or Cougha and Colds, never fails, 1/6. Auction Sales WEDNESDAY, 24th JUNE. MODERN VILLA RESIDENCE and D.F.W.B. VILLA. Also SUPERIOR FURNISHINGS, PIANO, and MOTOR CAR. By order of T. L. Taylor, Esq., who is leaving on an extended tour of the World, SCTOTT & BASTINGS have received instructions to sell that MODERN W.B. VILLA ...
DIAMOND MINES IN SOUTH AFRICA. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
DIAMOND MINES IN SOUTH AFRICA, The history of the diamond mines is one long romance-catastrophes, skilful robberies, and the speedy reall sation of colossal fortunes, the an. nual output of the mines averaging several millions of pounds sterling. Early in 1867 a traveller named O'Reit. ly rested a while at a farm In the Hope Town district, His host pre. sently brought to his notice some nice looking stones obtained from the riv. er. O'Reilly at once pounced upon the first stone, and took it to Dr. G. Atherstone, at Grahamstown, where it quickly realised £500. This, lucky wayfarer hastened back to the spot, but his searches were unavailing. Two years after, a farmer named Niekirk acquired from a native for £400 of stock a large diamond, which sold in Hope Town for £10,000. This famous gem was christened "Star of South Africa," weighed 83 carats, and esti. mated to be worth £25,000, The Bul. foutein mine was discovered through diamonds being found in the walls of an old native farmhou...
CITIZENS' "AT HOME." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
CITIZENS' "AT HOME." This event takes place in the town hall, Northcote, nextThursday evening, and promises to be a great success. Complete arrangements have been made by the committee to ensure comfort and enjoyment of those attending, and to make the function worthy of the object of the celebration, There will be a first-class musical programme provided by well known artists, The guests are requested to be seated at 8 o'clock sharp, as the committee are desirous of keep ing to the arranged times. The concert programme will be furnished by Misses NoelGeddes, E. & J. Stevenson, Ruby Groves, Messrs Percy Blundell, Horace J. Book, and Fred Collier.
MORAL REFLECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
MORAL RUPL?OTIONS. An obedient wife commands her' husband. Be charitable and indulgent to everyone but yourself. Obstinacy is a parasite, living eith er on a strong will or on great stu. pidity. Retire into thyself, and thou wilt blush to find how poor a stock Is there. A man has no more right to say an uncivil thing than to act one-no more right to say a rude thing to an other than to knock him down. Men are like trees; each one must put forth the leaf that is created In him. Education is only like good cul. ture it changes the size but not the sort. To know the pains of power we niust go to those who have it; to know Its pleasures we must go to those who are seeking it. The pains of power are real, its pleasures imaginary,. In the active and vigorous games and merriment of children there are the most health giving conditions that can be obtained, because they are the wise combination of exercise and mirth. "Almost" is a dangerous word, It has tripped up many a man who miglht have ...
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
CHURCH NEWS. The Rev. .E O. Knee's subject for Sunday evening in the Preston Methodist church will be "A personal problem of profit and loss,." Anniversary services in connection with the Preston Church of Christ and Bible school are announced for to morrow,. The subject to be dealt with at the South Preston Methodist Bible class to-morrow afternoon is "Can a Chris tian ben Successful Business Man." The morning service at the Congre gational church will be of special inter est to young and old. The pastor will deal with the wide-spread neglect of the week-night meeting. The evening sub ject will be "The man who knelt, but would not follow." The Rev, W. Arthur Roberts, who preached at the Preston Presbyterian church at both services on Sunday last, and will occupy the pulpit again to morrow, created a deep impression on the minds of his?li?iirers. As there is every likelihood of his being called to the vacancy, all members and adherents should make an effort to attend. The old schola...
UMBRELLA LANGUAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
UMBRELLA LANGUAUGE To place an umbrella In a rack at a club or a friend's house is a sign that it Is about to change owners. To see two walking under one um* brella, the drippings falling on the male shoulder, is a good sign of an engagement, while if the female shoul der catches the drippings we may safely conclude they are married. An umbrella hold in the manner of a golf.club in a main thoroughfare at 1 a.m. Is a sign that the glass has risen, but a storm Is brewing. An umbrella in "uncle's" window in. dlcates that someone has had a "rainy" day.
NORTHCOTE CITY COUNCIL. MONDAY, 1st JUNE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
NORTHCOTE CIIY COUNCIL. MONDAY, 1st JUNE, Present:-Crs. Dennis (mayor), John son, Hayes, Redmond, Henderson, Lees, Smith, Woolhouse, Plant, Mason, Thar ratt, Bastings, Schwaebsch. The minutes of the previous meeting and outgoing correspondence were read and approved. CORRESPONDENCE, From Metropolitan Board of Works, submitting rules under which future plans of subdivisions would be dealt with in connection with proposals for sewerage facilities.-Referred to the committee of the whole. From Public Health Department approving registration of abattoir premises of Messrs Smith and Sons, Bastings street, Northeote.-Received. From Royal Commission on the hous ing conditions of the people, asking copy of the building regulations of the munim cipality.-Attended to, From same, asking whether the coun cil had considered the provisions of the Workers' Dwelling Act.-Received and referred to committee of the whole, From Queen's Memorial Infectious Diseases Hospital, forwarding statistics and req...